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Garbage Truck Sound Effects

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Garbage Truck

USA garbage truck sound effects!


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Recording garbage truck sound effects in Orange County, California

When we lived in Costa Mesa, California a very loud garbage truck would come into our neighborhood to pick up and empty everyone’s pins. You probably aren’t surprised when I mention that every garbage truck sound is unique depending on the location, engine, how full the truck is, and even who is driving it!

While capturing sounds of a garbage truck may seem mundane, I knew it was something I had to record. Every time I power on my recorder I know that I’m archiving a sound that someone may need someday!

You will hear…

– the power of the engine while the truck empties the bins
– the squeaking of the brakes when the truck backs up
– the beeping noise of the reverse gear
– an airplane fly over from the John Wayne Airport
– the puffing noise from the hydraulic
– the truck placing the bin back on the street
– birds before another beeping noise
– the truck goes back and forth
– a bottle rumble sounds in the trash


Sound samples

Garbage Truck Sound Effects Peterbilt


Garbage Truck Sounds

1 files • 24 bit/96 kHz • 200 MB
6 mins

Garbage Truck

USA garbage truck sound effects!



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